Virginia / Picnik Blog:
Picnik Acquired by Google — When Bitnik, Inc was created, our founders envisioned making great software for real people and giving users the power to edit digital photos in their browser, without having to purchase or download complicated software. While our first office in 2005 only had two desks …
Discussion: The Official Google Blog, Xconomy, Between the Lines, Thomas Hawk Digital Connection, Mashable!, VentureBeat, Bits, Google Operating System, Technologizer, PC World, Guardian, Macworld, SEO and Tech Daily, Maximum PC, GigaOM, CNET News, TechCrunch, The Register, ITworld.com, NBC Bay Area, CloudAve, Search Engine Journal, Changing Way, PubliCola, MediaMemo, ReadWriteWeb, Download Squad, L.A. Times Tech Blog, Erictric, Google Blogoscoped, TechFlash, The Next Web, PC Magazine and Electronista, Thanks:mrinaldesai
Brian Axe / The Official Google Blog: Google welcomes Picnik
Gregory T. Huang / Xconomy: Picnik CEO on Getting Bought by Google, and How It Affects Startups and Consumers
Thomas Hawk / Thomas Hawk Digital Connection: Does Google's Acquisition of Picnik Suggest That Google's Picasa …
Cody Barbierri / VentureBeat: Google picks up Picnik for cloud-based photo editing
Nick Bilton / Bits: Google Buys Picnik, a Photo Editing Service
Alex Chitu / Google Operating System: Google Buys Picnik
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: Google Picks Up Picnik
Juan Carlos Perez / PC World: Google Buys Online Photo-editing App Picnik
Jack Schofield / Guardian: Google buys Picnik for online photo editing
Ryan Whitwam / Maximum PC: Google Snaps Up Online Image Editor Picnik
Rafe Needleman / CNET News: Google acquiring Web-based photo editor Picnik
Leena Rao / TechCrunch: Google Buys Flickr Photo Editor Picnik
Cade Metz / The Register: Google borgs online photo editor
Jeff Bertolucci / ITworld.com: Google Buys Picnik Online Photo-Editing Site
Dan Morrill / CloudAve: Picnik gets acquired by Google
Arnold Zafra / Search Engine Journal: Google Buys Online Image Editor Picnik
Andrew / Changing Way: Google Ate My Picnik
Glenn Fleishman / PubliCola: Google Goes Out for a Picnik
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb: Google Acquires Online Photo Editor Picnik
Jay Hathaway / Download Squad: Google acquires web-based photo editor Picnik
Don Reisinger / L.A. Times Tech Blog: Google acquires Web-based image-editing tool Picnik
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped: Google Acquires Photo Editor Picnik
John Cook / TechFlash: Google acquires Picnik
Martin Bryant / The Next Web: Google acquires photo-editing startup Picnik
Chloe Albanesius / PC Magazine: Google Buys Photo-Editing Site Picnik
John Cook / TechFlash:
Picnik CEO: Google deal comes with ‘a very happy number’ — Picnik Chief Executive Jonathan Sposato chatted with TechFlash this afternoon shortly after the online photo editing service sold out to Google, marking the second time that the search giant has purchased one of his startup companies.
Tim Conneally / BetaNews: Google buys Flickr's editing tool, Picnik
Krishnan Subramanian / CloudAve: Google Acquires Picnik
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Google: Flickr Can Keep Using Picnik. Yahoo: We Have No Comment. — Earlier today, in writing about Google buying the photo-editing service Picnik, we noted that the most interesting thing about the buy may be that Picnik is currently Flickr's default photo editor.
Patrick Seybold / PlayStation.Blog:
PlayStation Network Service Restored — We are aware that the internal clock functionality in the PS3 units other than the slim model, recognized the year 2010 as a leap year. Having the internal clock date change from February 29 to March 1 (both GMT), we have verified that the symptoms …
Discussion: Yahoo! News, Technologizer, Joystiq, Kotaku, Maximum PC, SlashGear, ITworld.com, Fast Company, Crave, iTWire Latest Headlines, Erictric, Mashable!, VG247 and CrunchGear
Lucas Siegel / Yahoo! News: Sony Warns: DO NOT Use Your PS3 Fat for Next 24 Hours
Griffin McElroy / Joystiq: PS3 clock bug squashed; games are playable [update]
Michael McWhertor / Kotaku: PS3 Error 8001050F: The Nightmare May Be Over
Nathan Grayson / Maximum PC: 24 Hours Later, The PlayStation 3 Fixes Itself
Kevin Ohannessian / Fast Company: Sony's Response to Game System Failure: “Do Not Use Your PS3 System” [UPDATED]
Mike Bantick / iTWire Latest Headlines: PlayStation 3 crisis averted
Bertrand / Erictric: PlayStation 3 Issues Have Been Fixed
Amy-Mae Elliott / Mashable!: Sony PlayStation Network Outage Could Last 24 Hours
Nathan Grayson / VG247: Take a breath: The Apocalyps3 is over (Updated)
Devin Coldewey / CrunchGear: PS3 issue seems to be cleared up
Barbara Ortutay / Associated Press:
Bug plagues PlayStation 3, Sony warns of data loss
Bug plagues PlayStation 3, Sony warns of data loss
Discussion: New York Times, BetaNews, PC Magazine, Softpedia News, Maximum PC, Joystiq, Digits, PlayStation.Blog and Silicon Alley Insider
Hiroko Tabuchi / New York Times: Error Blocks PlayStation 3 From Using Its Network
Tim Conneally / BetaNews: Do not even turn on your PS3 today, Sony warns
Mark Hachman / PC Magazine: Sony: Stop Playing Older PS3s Until Bug is Fixed
Bart Salisbury / Maximum PC: Clock Bug Takes Sony's PlayStation Network Offline, Corrupts Data
Griffin McElroy / Joystiq: Sony: 'Don't use your PS3' until internal clock bug is fixed
Jennifer Valentino-DeVries / Digits: Sony's PS3 Suffers Massive Outage
Patrick Seybold / PlayStation.Blog: Latest info on PlayStation Network Status
Rsarver / Twitter Blog:
Enabling A Rush of Innovation — Even before Twitter was officially a company, we opened our technology in ways that invited developers to extend the service. Before long, Twitter became a platform and an ecosystem of innovation began to grow. Recently we've announced partnerships with Yahoo!, Google, and Microsoft.
Discussion: GigaOM, Kosmix Blog, Computerworld, VentureBeat, The Next Web, ReadWriteWeb, Erictric and ResourceShelf, Thanks:mrinaldesai
Venky Harinarayan / Kosmix Blog: Kosmix Gets New Wings with Twitter
Juan Carlos Perez / Computerworld: Twitter shares its ‘firehose’ of tweets with more partners
Kim-Mai Cutler / VentureBeat: Twitter opens access to its data, engages in price discrimination
Alex Wilhelm / The Next Web: Twitter Gives Firehose Access To New Companies - What Are They Going To Build?
Mike Melanson / ReadWriteWeb: Twitter Opens Up to Real-Time Search with 7 Startups
Ben Parr / Mashable!:
Twitter Opens Up the Firehose to Startups
Twitter Opens Up the Firehose to Startups
Discussion: TechCrunch and louisgray.com
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch: Twitter Turns On The Firehose For Realtime Search Startups
David Flynn / APC:
Microsoft: “No Windows Phone 7 upgrade for Windows Mobile 6.x devices” — Microsoft's tight hardware spec for Windows Phone 7 smartphones means that Windows Mobile 6.x devices - including HTC's just-launched HD2 - can't be upgraded. — Owners of HTC's highly-praised HD2 touchscreen smartphone …
Discussion: Network World, VentureBeat, MediaPost, FierceDeveloper, MobileTechWorld, Download Squad, Daring Fireball, WMPoweruser.com, Erictric, Maximum PC, Pocketables, I4U News, IntoMobile, Gadget Lab, Geekosystem, The Microsoft Blog, Neowin.net, TmoNews, Softpedia News, Electronista, Engadget, SlashGear, WMExperts, Gadgetell, tech-exclusive.com, Mashable! and Fuze Mobility
Nancy Gohring / Network World: Microsoft still not commenting on Windows Mobile 7 upgrades
Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat: Windows Mobile 6.5 devices not upgradeable to Windows Phone 7, says Microsoft
Jason Ankeny / FierceDeveloper: No Windows Phone 7 upgrade for existing WinMo devices
M. Daou / MobileTechWorld: Microsoft rules out WP7 upgrade for the HTC HD2 because of hardware buttons?
Bart Salisbury / Maximum PC: Microsoft: No Upgrading to Windows Phone 7
Will Park / IntoMobile: Windows Phone 7 Series not coming to Windows Mobile phones, not even HTC HD2(?)
Brian X. Chen / Gadget Lab: Older Windows Phones Can't Be Upgraded to 7 Series
Susana Polo / Geekosystem: No Upgrading to Windows Phone 7 from Windows Mobile 6
Nick Eaton / The Microsoft Blog: Report: Windows Mobile 6.X devices won't upgrade to Windows Phone 7
Benjamin Rubenstein / Neowin.net: WinMo 6.x phones not Windows Phone 7 compatible; HD2 included?
Joseph L. Flatley / Engadget: Windows Phone 7 Series themes for WinMo abound in dev forums
Chris Davies / SlashGear: WAD2 Windows Phone 7 theme boosts performance [Video]
George Ponder / WMExperts: Windows Phone 7 Series Upgrades: Now not possible?
Stan Schroeder / Mashable!: Upgrading to Windows Phone 7 May Not Be Possible
Microsoft Exec Offers First Look at Windows Phone 7 Series Device
Microsoft Exec Offers First Look at Windows Phone 7 Series Device
Discussion: Engadget, PhoneDog.com, MobileTechWorld and eWeek
Ari Robbins / PhoneDog.com: LG WP7S phone emerges, appears to be Chassis 2?
M. Daou / MobileTechWorld: Watch LG's WP7S phone in action
Kim-Mai Cutler / VentureBeat:
Google wins patent for location-based advertising — While the blogosphere was buzzing over the patent Facebook won for its news feed last week, Google earned a killer one too. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office awarded the search giant a patent for using location in an advertising system last Tuesday …
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb, Mashable!, The Next Web, IntoMobile and Internet2Go, Thanks:atul
Mike Melanson / ReadWriteWeb: Google Patents Location-Based Advertising
Alex Wilhelm / The Next Web: It's Patent Season: Google Scores Major Patent For Location-Based Advertising
Simon Sage / IntoMobile: Google Patents Location-Based Advertising
Greg Sterling / Internet2Go: How Broad Is Google's Location Patent?
Apple prepping first Macs with HDMI - sources — Apple plans to introduce HDMI connectivity on some of its personal computers this year, embracing an emerging trend that has seen the high-definition audio/video interface crop up on an increasing number of systems from rival PC manufacturers, AppleInsider has learned.
Discussion: Ars Technica, CrunchGear, MacRumors, Thoughts from the Sidelines, Erictric, Engadget, TUAW, Gizmodo, SlashGear and 9 to 5 Mac
Chris Foresman / Ars Technica: Poll Technica: should Apple add HDMI to the next Mac mini?
Matt Burns / CrunchGear: Apple prepping a Mac mini with HDMI? And Blu-ray?
Eric Slivka / MacRumors: Apple Preparing to Add HDMI to Macs?
Donald Melanson / Engadget: Apple rumored to be readying Mac mini with HDMI
Mike Schramm / TUAW: Rumor: Apple prepping HDMI Macs
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo: Rumor: Apple Finally Sees the HDMI Light
Chris Davies / SlashGear: Apple Mac mini HDMI prototypes spotted?
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac: HDMI coming to Mac Minis?
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0:
Google Chrome only browser to make gains in February — Data collected by web metrics firm Net Applications suggests that over the month of February, Google's Chrome web browser was the only desktop browser to make any gains over the month. — Google Chrome saw a jump in usage share to 5.61%, up 0.39% from 5.22% in January.
Discussion: The Microsoft Blog, Fast Company, 901am, Electronista, Erictric, Mashable!, TechCrunch, The Register, Maximum PC, Computerworld and Softpedia News
Arnold Zafra / 901am: Google Chrome Gains Market Share While Others Lose
Kelly Fiveash / The Register: Microsoft spits out ‘browser choice’ update to appease EC antitrust probe
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld: Firefox loses browser share third month running
Emil Protalinski / Ars Technica:
Firefox may never hit 25 percent market share
Firefox may never hit 25 percent market share
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo: Firefox's Chrome Ceiling
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
Production Delays Mean iPad Inventories May Be Tight at Launch — When Apple's new iPad slate begins to arrive at market later this month, limited availability may leave some early adopters empty-handed-assuming it goes on sale this month at all. — In a research note this morning …
Discussion: Brainstorm Tech, Gadget Lab, The Apple Core, 9 to 5 Mac, AppleInsider, Tech Trader Daily, Mashable!, CrunchGear, Tech Eye, Geekosystem, App Advice, VentureBeat, Techland, TiPb, GottaBeMobile.com, EverythingiCafe and TUAW
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Brainstorm Tech: iPad might be delayed a month - report
Jason D. O'Grady / The Apple Core: iPad may launch only in U.S.
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac: iPad delays coming? (Updated x2)
Christina Warren / Mashable!: Will the iPad Launch Be Delayed? [RUMOR]
John Biggs / CrunchGear: Analyst: iPad could be delayed until April
Tamlin Magee / Tech Eye: Not enough iPads to go around, says man
Susana Polo / Geekosystem: Rumor: Manufacturing Bottleneck May Cause iPad Delays
Alexander Vaughn / App Advice: Analyst: Production Issues Could Delay The iPad Launch (Update: Apple Denies)
Paul Boutin / VentureBeat: iPad production problems may delay launch
Allie Townsend / Techland: The Daily Dose — Today in Techland: Plants vs. Zombies!
Rene Ritchie / TiPb: UPDATED: Manufacturing Problems to Lead to Constrained iPad Supplies, Launch Delay?
Tim Barribeau / EverythingiCafe: Analyst Eightball: iPad Launch Facing Delays
Erica Sadun / TUAW: Rumor: Apple iPad to be delayed?
Heather Hopkins / Hitwise Intelligence:
Facebook Users Prefer Broadcast Media — A couple of weeks ago, I posted an entry about Facebook becoming the largest news reader. Facebook does send more traffic to News and Media sites than Google News but looking more closely at the data, I noticed that the two sites send traffic …
Discussion: VentureBeat, PC World, All Facebook, ReadWriteWeb, Silicon Valley Watcher and Web Analytics World, Thanks:atul
Paul Boutin / VentureBeat: Facebook users prefer Fox News to Google News
Mike Melanson / ReadWriteWeb: Facebook Drives 3X Traffic to Broadcast Than Google News
Foremski / Silicon Valley Watcher: Hitwise Uncovers Puzzling Difference Between Sharing News And Consuming It
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Microsoft to show off new ‘Mobile Surface’ at TechFest 2010 — It looks like Microsoft has finally figured out how to turn its table-sized multi-touch Surface computer into a more portable experience. — Microsoft is planning to demonstrate this week at its employee-only Microsoft Research showcase …
Discussion: TechFlash, eWeek, Gizmodo, The Seattle Times, The Microsoft Blog and CrunchGear, Thanks:mrinaldesai
Todd Bishop / TechFlash: Video: Microsoft ‘Mobile Surface’
Darryl K. Taft / eWeek: Microsoft Research to Showcase Upcoming Geekware at TechFest 2010
Wilson Rothman / Gizmodo: Project Gustav: Microsoft Research Updates MS Paint In a Huge Way
Devin Coldewey / CrunchGear: Microsoft Surface could go mobile with this miniature projected version
Understanding the Participatory News Consumer — Overview — In the digital era, news has become omnipresent. Americans access it in multiple formats on multiple platforms on myriad devices. The days of loyalty to a particular news organization on a particular piece of technology in a particular form are gone.
Discussion: Bits, MediaPost, ReadWriteWeb, BBC, GigaOM, Download Squad, Mashable!, Internet Evolution, SocialTimes.com, eWeek, L.A. Times Tech Blog, CNN, Ars Technica, Screenwerk, GMSV and CNET News
Claire Cain Miller / Bits: The New News Junkie Is Online and On the Phone
Kevin O'Malley / MediaPost: Consumers ‘Grazing’ For News Content, Not Loyal To Single Source
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb: Study: Only 2% of U.S. Adults Rely Exclusively on Internet for Getting News
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM: News Has “Become a Social Experience”: Pew
Stan Schroeder / Mashable!: Social Networks Play a Major Part in How We Get News [STATS]
Nicole Ferraro / Internet Evolution: Internet Takes the Lead With News Consumers
Nathan Eddy / eWeek: Americans Prefer Accessing News Online, Study Finds
Doug Gross / CNN: Survey: More Americans getting news via Facebook, e-mail
Greg Sterling / Screenwerk: Why Pubs Can't Charge for News Online
John Murrell / GMSV: Daily news diet: constant snacking from a moveable feast (1)
Dong Ngo / CNET News: Internet changes news consumption landscape
Tim Hrenchir / Topeka Capital-Journal:
‘Topeka to be Google, Kansas’ — Topeka Mayor Bill Bunten signed a proclamation Monday calling for Topeka to be known for the month of March as “Google, Kansas — the capital city of fiber optics.” — Bunten told city council members about the proclamation prior to a special meeting …
Discussion: TechCrunch, TechFlash and Fox News
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Series Seed Documents-With an Assist From Andreessen Horowitz-To Help Entrepreneurs With Legal Hairballs — Series Seed Documents, templated term sheets for entrepreneurs to use for seed-stage deals, will be launched today, part of an effort by Silicon Valley lawyer Ted Wang and pushed by venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz.
Discussion: PE Hub Blog and Tech Beat, Thanks:atul
Connie Loizos / PE Hub Blog: Marc Andreessen on “Series Seed Documents,” and Why VCs Should Start Using Them
Olga Kharif / Tech Beat: Andreessen Horowitz, Ted Wang Launch Series Seed
Liz Gannes / GigaOM:
Interview: Why Platial Shut Down and What That Means for Geo — Today the news came out that Platial, a first-generation map mashup startup, was throwing in the towel on its product and encouraging users to export their data. The company actually ran out of money 18 months ago …
Discussion: Screenwerk, ProgrammableWeb, TechCrunch, Platial, James Fee GIS Blog and VentureBeat
Greg Sterling / Screenwerk: Platial Shut-Down Means Nada for Local
Adam DuVander / ProgrammableWeb: VC Funded Map Mashup Zooms Out
James Fee / James Fee GIS Blog: The End of Platial — Platial Moving Forward — OK, so the news is grim.
JP Manninen / VentureBeat: Door closes on social mapping startup Platial
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Mobclix Acquires iPhone App Sales Analytics Software Heartbeat — Mobile ad network Mobclix has made its first acquisition. The startup is buying up Heartbeat, a cloud-based SaaS that helps iPhone app developers manage and access sales data, crash reporting, ongoing hourly usage stats, reviews and rankings.
Discussion: paidContent and Mobclix
Jeremy Stoppelman / Yelp Official Blog:
Additional thoughts on last week's lawsuit, or How a Conspiracy Theory is Born — (The following is a continuation of my blog post from last Friday.) — I have said that false allegations that Yelp manipulates reviews for money ignore empirical evidence to the contrary and instead rely on conspiracy theories.
Discussion: Venture Capital Dispatch, Screenwerk, MarketingVOX, The Next Web and NBC Bay Area
Greg Sterling / Screenwerk: A Look at the Claims and ‘Facts’ in Yelp Case
Jacob Friedman / The Next Web: Yelp Blasts Pay-To-Play Criticism As “Conspiracy Theory”
Jackson West / NBC Bay Area: Yelp Blames Greedy Lawyers for Extortion Allegations
Josh Lowensohn / CNET News:
Dropcam puts home surveillance in the cloud — Last August, I wrote about converting a Webcam into a home security tool, and truth be told, the results were underwhelming. Sure there are services and specialty hardware that let you do it with very little setup, but there continued …
Discussion: CrunchGear and VentureBeat
John Biggs / CrunchGear: Dropcam gets an updated iPhone App
Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat: Dropcam launches iPhone app for video surveillance
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
How AT&T Plans to Keep SXSW From Swamping Its Network — Smartphones, including iPhones, were all the rage at SxSW in 2009. — Last year, the hordes of South by Southwest-attending geeks toting iPhones blew out the AT&T network around the convention center in Austin …
Discussion: Austin American-Statesman, Techcraver.com, Electronista, TUAW and The Loop
Jason Harris / Techcraver.com: Worried About AT&T/iPhone Working At SXSW? Get Boingo!
Mike Schramm / TUAW: AT&T plans for SXSW 2010 — Happy March! The super hip …
Jim Dalrymple / The Loop: AT&T says it's ready for SXSW this year
Laurie Sullivan / MediaPost:
‘Salmon,’ Google's Open Source Social Web Aggregator — Google engineers and the open source community have begun laying the groundwork to support an open social Web. The group has been working on a protocol that would aggregate conversations at the source, bring them back to any Web site related …
Discussion: Andy Beard, Thanks:chrismessina
Andy Beard / Niche Marketing: Salmon Protocol Endpoints & Canonicalization
Colin Gibbs / GigaOM:
Q4 Wireless Scorecard: It's Good to Be the King — The prepaid guys pummeled each other during the fourth quarter of 2009 while the nation's two largest carriers enjoyed their view from the throne. Users continued to move toward prepaid thanks to an ultra-competitive prepaid market …
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Facebook Details How It Tests Code, But Won't Say How It Misdelivered Private Messages — Last week, Facebook was affected by a glitch that sent what appear to be thousands of private messages to the wrong people — a very alarming security breach given the amount of data 400 million users have entrusted to the service.
Peter Corbett / iStrategyLabs:
Apps for the Army - a first of its kind app dev contest for .mil — Disclaimer: iStrategyLabs does not represent the views and options of the US Army. The views and options contained in this post are to be taken solely as those of Peter Corbett, CEO, iStrategyLabs.
J. Nicholas Hoover / InformationWeek: Army Launches App Development Contest
Tricia Duryee / paidContent:
Comcast's iPhone App Now Lets You Record On-The-Go; BlackBerry App Next — Comcast (NSDQ: CMCSA) has updated its mobile application for the iPhone and iPod Touch to enable customers to update their DVR settings remotely, including the ability to search and schedule new recordings, cancel recordings and sort TV listings by category.
Discussion: Comcast Voices and IntoMobile
Cathy Avgiris / Comcast Voices: Comcast Mobile App Part 2.0 - Xfinity Voice, Video and Email Go Mobile
Marin Perez / IntoMobile: Record on the go with Comcast's updated iPhone app